LinkedIn Removes, then Reenables Connection Exporting – Ep. 068

In this episode of the Linking into Sales Social Selling Podcast, Greg Hyer and Martin Brossman discuss the latest gaff by LinkedIn and what this means for users. LinkedIn quietly removed the ability for users to export their connections, including email addresses. Instead, users were told they would have to put in a request to get their data and wait up to 72 hours for an export. There was instant backlash and the next day, LinkedIn reenabled the feature. You can read more about this on VentureBeat.com:  “LinkedIn quietly removes tool to export contacts, makes users wait up to 72 hours for their data archive.

Greg walks you through how to export your connections. You can see his full tutorial on YouTube: “How to Export your Contacts and Email Addresses from LinkedIn.”

Martin talks about his favorite app, Pocket. Pocket is a bookmarking tool that makes it very easy to save links to online content and access it from your phone, tablet or another computer. He mentions a new feature that Pocket introduced, narration. Now, Pocket will read you the article that you’ve saved, making it easier to consume content on the road. You can learn more about Pocket and it’s Google Chrome extension at http://www.getpocket.com

Audio Run-time: 15:17

The Linking into Sales Social Selling Podcast is a professional development podcast geared towards sales and marketing professionals that use social media tools and networks to support the sales process and help them become more proficient in social selling.

Google Plus and LinkedIn Product Updates – Ep. 062

Greg Hyer and Martin Brossman sit down to discuss the recent announcement from Google about the changes happening to Google+ and how it’s being broken up in to three apps, Photos, Streams and Hangouts.

Next they discuss some recent changes to LinkedIn and how they will affect your social selling routine. The changes discussed include

1. Changes to your activity feed to help you find more engagement opportunities

2. Changes to search including the commercial search limit for non premium accounts.

3. Changes to Groups including the removal of the hero image, top contributors and the removal of multiple featured posts.

4. LinkedIn releases the Connected app for Android to help users find more engagement opportunities. LinkedIn has discontinued the Connected mobile app.

5. LinkedIn announces the new Lead Accelerator advertising platform for B2B businesses with more than 20,000 visitors.

Run-time: 16:36

The Linking into Sales Social Selling Podcast is a professional development podcast geared towards sales and marketing professionals that use social media tools and networks to support the sales process and help them become more proficient in social selling.

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